Nowadays the organizations need to govern and enforce user access across multiple channels, including mobile, social and cloud. At the same time, they must pay attention to business needs such as role management, compliance and audit reporting. But talking about compliance we would say that some businesses think of it the wrong way. They believe that if certain technology tools are put in place, processes are reviewed and risk assessments are conducted, they are in compliance. Let’s be clear – compliance is actually about demonstrating that these processes and technologies are providing a more secure environment.
As an IAM company, PATECCO always strives to provide value-added services and sustainable IAM solutions that fit best to customers’ corporate needs such as lowered operational costs, optimized business processes and increased significantly company compliance requirements. Such identity and access solutions help safeguard valuable data and applications with context-based access control, security policy enforcement and business-driven identity governance. Armed with user metrics and audit reports on user entitlements and access activities, you can deal more quickly and efficiently with the complexities of user access management, insider threats and compliance requirements.
Access Governance for example, refers to access control for corporate data on file servers and the structural monitoring and auditing of access roles and rights of all users in a company. It ensures compliance and also enables the preparation of customizable reports and audits. Organizations that adopt role-based access governance will be rewarded with simplified processes that lessen organizational burden, improve IT operational efficiency, reduce overall risk and enable sustainable, auditable compliance. Using roles also enables a preventative control at the point of granting or changing access, which proactively eliminates compliance violations and mitigates access risk.
It is important to mark that Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions are designed to provide you with centralized visibility and control, allowing you to actively measure and monitor the risks inherent in a system that must match up users and resources. That is why we’ve put together a list of the rest IAM solutions that can be implemented in your organization. They bring value for business such as Access governance, Data governance, Privileged account governance, Attestation or recertification, Role engineering, automated enterprise provisioning and process orchestration. Here they are:
- Access Governance: Improve IT operational efficiency, reduce overall risk and enable sustainable, auditable compliance
- Access Management: Centralized authentication, Single Sign-On (SSO)
- Identity Management: Role based policies for account provisioning, de-provisioning & approval
- ProcessPrivilege Identity/Access Management (PAM/PIM): Enforce tighter security rules and role based policies for privilege accounts
- IAM Auditing: Capture all user actions and system responses
- Active directory: It is of a great value during security audits as they can provide reliable evidence that access was reviewed and problems were addressed.
Author: Dr. Ina Nikolova